Meet Our Doctors

Meet Dr. Stephanie Sturgis, OD


Dr. Sturgis is a second generation Optometrist who was born and raised in Connecticut. She recently moved to Rhode Island in July, 2021 and loves living in New England.

She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Physiology and Neurobiology from UCONN and received her Doctor of Optometry Degree from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University. She also completed her residency at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Newington, CT.

Dr. Sturgis specializes in medical eye care and is a licensed Therapeutic Optometrist and Optometric Glaucoma Specialist. She has special interests in scleral contact lenses as well as ortho keratology for myopia control and prevention. She is a member of the Rhode Island Optometric Association as well as the American Optometric Association.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​In her spare time, she likes to crochet and spend time on the water with her two dogs, husband and family.

Meet Dr. Jacob Hettinger


​​​​​​​Dr. Jacob Hettinger is originally from Lansing, MI. He received his undergraduate degree in Human Biology from Michigan State University in East Lansing, MI. He then obtained his degree in Optometry from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences University in Worcester, MA. After graduation, he went on to complete a one-year residency with emphasis on ocular disease and primary care through the Veteran Affairs Medical Center in Columbus and Chillicothe, OH

During 4th year of school, he had a positive experience in one of his rotations in Providence, which drew him back to the Rhode Island area after completing residency in 2017.

Dr. Hettinger is a certified Therapeutic Optometrist for the treatment and management of Glaucoma and other ocular pathologies. He has given presentations on various ocular diseases including ocular melanomas and maculopathies for continuing education credit.

In his spare time, he enjoys exercising and spending time with his friends, family, and his cat Dolce.

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